The Darkest Hour
The Darkest Hour (2011)

The Darkest Hour is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 25, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2012
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

There's literally nothing here that works: the SFX are limp, the acting is dire and director Chris Gorak seems to be fighting a losing battle with the concept of narrative logic.

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Alonso Duralde

If these dimwits represent the hope of humanity, bring on the alien overlords.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Did Olivia Thirlby and Emile Hirsch make this so they could visit Russia on somebody else's dime?

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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly

It's clear from early on that these characters are as indistinct and lazily rendered as the floating blobs chasing them.

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Joel Brown
Boston Globe

"Darkest Hour'' doesn't have even as much character as those Discover commercials.

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William Bibbiani

Just dumb enough to feel like the product of intelligent grown ups who wanted to make something they'd have dug as widdle kids.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Not since Mark Wahlberg trembled in fear beside a menacing houseplant in The Happening has a film tried to provoke terror with such an unlikely object of menace.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

What's the point of going all the way to Moscow if the shots you come back with end up looking like cheap green-screen process work?

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's true mindless trash, but it's fun mindless trash... I'm not ashamed to say I would watch a sequel.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
It's not that bad. I mean the leads are really good actors and the suspense was really there. Not knowing who the invisible aliens were going to kill next… More
Chris Weber
I'll just go ahead and say that this wasn't nearly as bad as a lot of people have made it out to be. Granted, this movie is a rather routine, dull,… More
Cynthia S.
Well...not the worst that I have ever seen, I guess. Just nothing new. Nothing very original. Kind of lame...
Dean King
Another film to file under "The trailer made it look good". In truth the idea wasn't so bad, a different version to War of the worlds would be… More
"It's not bad for a sci-fi alien invasion movie. It wasn't great though and I got a little bored with it. It lacked excitement and wasn't… More
JY Skacto
Chris Gorak does what he can with <i>The Darkest Hour</i>, but unfortunately it isn't enough.<p>The story runs a tad over 80 minutes, and… More